While on vacation in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo Mexico, I was lucky enough to find some hummingbirds that let me get close enough. Had plenty of hot Mexican sunlight to work with.
I think this is a Anna Hummingbird, but I am no hummingbird expert. These little guys / gals are WAY harder to capture than a fishing eagle. Wish I would have had the 500mm and my better beamer fill flash, but am pretty happy with my progress and captures using my 70-200mm from about 6 feet.
Basically, moved a pool lounge chair up next to the flowering bush they were visiting, maybe 6 to 7 feet away. Ordered a tall mojito and waited. Way warmer than shooting eagles at 10 degrees.
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Focal Length: 200mm
More hummingbirds located in the gallery
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